It was a huge honour for Dean to attend the opening of the Forces United lounge at Watford FC today, and to take part in the moving Armistice Day Remembrance services both at Vicarage Road Cemetary and on-pitch at Watford FC.
The Remembrance programme was a powerful opportunity to pay respects to our brave armed forces for their sacrifice for our freedoms. The act of remembrance on the pitch was opened by a powerful rendition of ‘Abide with me’ by Clare Cordell and attended by Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss, with Luther Blissett OBE DL and veterans Dougie Brimson and Mcguigan Norman along with wreaths laid by the parents of Captain Tom Sawyer, who tragically lost his life in Afghanistan in 2009 and family of Graham Taylor OBE.
The event would not have been possible without the continued hard work of Luther Blissett OBE DL and Lauren Fox who have been incredible champions of veterans in Watford. Their work with Watford Chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury, Roy Moore and the 1881, along with teams Watford FC did Watford proud. Thanks to everyone involved from the newly formed Watford Royal British Legion (which Dean is a proud founding member of) and our brave veterans, cadets and armed forces taking part today.
A final thank you to all our Watford FC fans and the visiting Rotherham United Football Club fans for their role in the Remembrance programme and were incredibly respectful throughout.